Une Semaine à la Maison Française de NYU - du 2 au 13 mai 2011

Monday, May 2, 7:00 p.m.
Institute of French Studies Colloquium

ANNE-MARIE THIESSE
Directrice de recherche, CNRS; author of Faire les Français: quelle identité nationale ? (Stock, 2010)

Histoire et identité nationale: enjeux politiques de la France actuelle

In French.

Thursday, May 5 - 6:30 p.m.

Gala Benefit
honoring

BENJAMIN MILLEPIED
Principal dancer at New York City Ballet; choreographer
and
JEAN-FRANCOIS DUBOS

Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Vivendi

Tickets are $750. ($600 tax deductible) or $1000. ($850 tax deductible).
Contact: 
Director, La Maison Française, (212-998-8751) or maison.francaise@nyu.edu

Location:
NYU's Kimmel Center (60 Washington South)

Black Tie / Festive Attire.
Seating is limited.





Mr. Dubos and Mr. Millepied will receive the Medal of Honor of the Center for French Civilization and Culture of New York University.

This Gala Benefit, held to raise funds for its program of lectures, conferences, symposia, art exhibits, films, concerts, theater, and special events, will take place in the penthouse of NYU's Kimmel Center (60 Washington South), beginning with a champagne
reception at 6:30 p.m. Dinner and presentations will proceed at 7:30 p.m.

Mr. Millepied will speak about his recent choreographic work.

Honorary patrons of the event include H.E. Ambassador François Delattre; French Consul General Philippe Lalliot; Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy Antonin Baudry, and NYU's President, John Sexton.



Monday, May 9, 7 :00 p.m.
Florence Gould Event


PIERRE ASSOULINE
Writer; biographer; author of Hergé, The Man who Created Tintin; Simenon, A Biography; Gaston Gallimard: A Half-Century of French Publishing; journalist, blogger, La République des livres

Hergé et Tintin

In French.









EDITH PIAF
Photographs by HUGUES VASSAL

The exhibition continues through May 13
Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


The French photographer Hugues Vassal, one of the creators of the Gamma photo agency, became a close friend of the singer in the last seven years of her life, documenting her public and private moments.













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